SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions
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SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions

Childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are common mental health challenges that affect many young minds. As parents, we play a pivotal role in supporting our children through these difficult emotions and helping them build resilience. SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is an evidence-based, parent-focused treatment that helps caregivers with the tools to…

All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy
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All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy

What is PCIT?Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a positive, direct, and intensive therapy that helps both parents and children work on their parent-child relationship. What are the stages in PCIT?There are a few stages to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The first stage is to gather information about the client’s behaviors and the parent-child relationship. This is…

How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”
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How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”

How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety?” How it Developed and Tips on How to Reduce It By Shannan Blum, LMFT, CCATP-CA   It’s everywhere right now. Can y’all feel it? Kids are hummin’ with it, Moms and Dads are feelin’ it, too. Employers are not exempt, either! It’s the mix and presence of both hopeful…

HALT to Manage Tough Emotions
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HALT to Manage Tough Emotions

Many of our behaviors stem from something deeper, so take a moment to HALT and check in with yourself. ⁠ Step back and evaluate, “Am I feeling…”⁠ ⁠ Hungry. (Do I need something?) -Find what will fill you.⁠ ⁠ Hunger can be either physical or emotional. We generally feel bad when we are hungry. You…

How Marriage Counseling Can Help You Meet the Needs of Your Blended Family
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How Marriage Counseling Can Help You Meet the Needs of Your Blended Family

Your son is ignoring you while your daughter is angry. What do you do? In a typical family, this would not be an easy question. However, you and your partner are part of a blended family. One, in which, both of you bring together children from previous relationships into a new family. This can be an exciting and…

Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them
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Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them

When you hear the word “grit,” what comes to mind?  Now, think of it in terms of people—specifically, children. You’ll probably associate it with being tough or having the ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.  There is a lot of talk surrounding kids these days, and their lack of grit. In essence,…

Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It
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Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

As adults, we might not think much about “playing,” or its importance. For a child, however, playing is a natural form of communication, learning, and growing.  While your child can get a lot out of playing on their own or with friends, family play time is just as important for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately,…

Panic Attacks in Children: 3 Ways Parents Can Help Calm the Storm
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Panic Attacks in Children: 3 Ways Parents Can Help Calm the Storm

More children are being diagnosed with anxiety disorders than ever before. Some data has even suggested that many children feel worried most of the time. Unfortunately, anxiety and worry can sometimes manifest themselves in the form of panic attacks. Panic attacks are scary enough for adults to handle, let alone watching your child go through…

Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach
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Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach

As a parent do you ever feel as though you are constantly telling your child what not to do?  “Don’t run in the house,” “Stop fighting with your brother,” or “I said to clean your room already, why aren’t you listening to me?” If these statements or something similar to these statements resonate with how…